“If we are doing that and getting results, then we will see how good the others are.
“So, I don’t care about what they are doing. I care about what I can do and that’s getting my team to be as good as possible.
“We work hard to confront the players on what they can improve on. The domestic competition is getting better and better and that’s a positive. But it’s still early to say, we will know more at the end of the season.
“Aberdeen have started very well and, if they continue that way, we won’t make it because they’ll have won every game!
“We have to get better than them. There will always be questions, but I know it is about being focused on the long term.
“We have a lot of experience in doing that and a strong team. We just have to focus on what we can do, I can’t do anything about Aberdeen and I don’t care.
“We follow what they are doing, of course, but I know if I get the best out of my team we can be better than Aberdeen.”
On the international front, Deila has doubts about Charlie Mulgrew’s chances of being fit for Scotland’s crunch Euro double-header against Poland and Gibraltar next month.
The Hoops utility player has missed the last three games with a thigh injury and the Hoops gaffer is not expecting him to be available until after Gordon Strachan’s side play their last Group A game against Gibraltar in Faro on October 11.
He said: “I think Charlie will be ready to play after the national team.
“He is still not on the pitch training with the ball, so it will be tough to make the Scotland games.”